PICSciE Mini-course: Introduction to Scientific Visualization with VisIt
Speaker: Eliot Feibush, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Department: School of Engineering and Applied Science
Location: New Media Center, Lewis Science Library 130
Date/Time: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Register at the Training website, www.princeton.edu/training, or contact Andrea Rubinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 258-1397.
Overview: This free mini-course will introduce participants to scientific visualization techniques in the VisIt software package.
Scientific visualization combines computer graphics with data generated by simulations and acquired from experiments. It enables insight, verification, and is very valuable for presentations and publications. VisIt has a graphical user interface for exploring and displaying data. It also connects to a rendering engine that can run in parallel to handle large amounts of data. In addition, VisIt can produce animation to represent complex behavior of variables over time. The software is freely available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms and is installed on the Princeton University High Performance Computing Systems and in the PICSciE Visualization Laboratory.
The mini-course assumes no prior experience with visualization tools. It is intended for researchers interested in developing visual representations of their data. The session features hands-on lab exercises in the New Media Center.
Eliot Feibush is a Computational Scientist in the Computational Plasma Physics Group at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory. He specializes in developing visualizations and graphics software. His experience covers modeling, rendering, programming graphics algorithms, animation scripting, and creating workflows. Prior to PPL, he has worked on applying visualization and interactive graphics to other fields, including medical imaging, architectural design, and geospatial analysis